Dr Anna Wang-Erickson
Anna received her PhD from the Biological Biomedical Sciences program and the Leder Human Biology and Translational Medicine program at Harvard Medical School. She was selected to give a commencement address ("A disruptive, innovative, scalable valuation") to 32,000 people at the 2015 Harvard University Commencement. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and studied the regulation of RNA polymerase and gene expression during sporulation in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis in the laboratory of Richard Losick in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Anna received her AB in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and did her senior thesis research on de novo protein design in the laboratory of Michael Hecht in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to entering graduate school, she was a Scientific Associate in Computational Biochemistry at DE Shaw Research, LLC in New York City. During her time at Harvard, Anna also served as a resident tutor and sophomore advising coordinator, the Division of Medical Sciences Representative on the Graduate Student Council Executive Board, and as a mentor scientist for Science Club for Girls. She also enjoys singing and has performed as part of the Juilliard Choral Union and the Dessoff Choirs at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra and the NHK Symphony.